I’ve been a journalist for over 15 years. I started off as an editorial assistant at Marie Claire – which meant I made a lot of coffee, did banking, grocery shopping… pretty much everything except writing. At some point my editors allowed me to start putting together movie reviews and the odd health story. I pretty much ran with it from there. Somewhere along the way I also got to be a radio talkshow host (on 702 Talk Radio and Cape Talk), and then I turned into an editor. I worked as Assistant Editor for FAIRLADY magazine, launched two new bridal titles for Media24, worked in magazine syndication, had children, ran a couple of customer magazines for a furniture group, launched REAL magazine (now owned by Media24)… and eventually decided to go back to what I enjoyed most: writing.
What’s in print?
- Alternative guides to Johannesburg and Cape Town in the Guardian (UK)
- A series of tweets on the Khoe-San genocide in the Cape
- Notes on a City (View from the Book Fair)
- No More Mister Nice Guy – Meet Charlie Human, Brilliant Author of Apocalypse Now Now
- Future Joburg: How Joburg’s changing skyline could shape the city of the future
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